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Marcia Hopkins, MSW and Susan Vivan Mangold, Esq. , USA Today •

Ma'Khia Bryant was shot and killed at 16. Why was she in child welfare instead of with her family? Why didn't the officer de-escalate?


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Susan Vivian Mangold, Esq. , The Legal Intelligencer •

Youth in placement through the child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health or developmental disabilities system need a local, independent ombudsperson to hear their grievances and

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Steve Volk, Next City •

One New York county tried a solution that dramatically reduced the number of Black and white children in foster care. The second in a two-part

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Steve Volk, Next City •

Reimagining a foster care system that errs on the side of protecting children, but disproportionately investigates and punishes Black families more for economic hardship than

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Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg , The Appeal •

The bill gives hundreds of people an opportunity to petition for earlier release.

Maryland has banned life without the possibility of parole for people convicted

The youth ombudsperson proposal pits young Philadelphians against the very office tasked with protecting them.

Over the last few years, abuse and assault has been

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Mary Retta, Teen Vogue •

Miseducation is a column that chronicles what it’s like to be a student in the modern United States.


The coronavirus pandemic has upended

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The LNP | Lancaster Online Editorial Board , Lancaster Online •

The Issue 

“If the attorney for the 14-year-old Manheim Township girl charged as an adult in the stabbing death of her older sister tries to

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Jamie Stover , WFMZ-TV •

Some of Pennsylvania's most vulnerable students are falling behind to no fault of their own, due to inconsistent graduation requirements across school districts.

WFMZ's Jamie